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WTBBL Makes the Voters’ Pamphlet Accessible

WTBBL Makes the Voters’ Pamphlet Accessible

In preparation for the General Election on November 5, the Audio Book Production Department at Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) recorded the statewide voters’ pamphlet. Every voter deserves the right to learn more about the candidates and issues before Washingtonians this election, and for those who can’t read the print edition of the voters’ pamphlet, the audio version makes it possible. Narrators Rachel Glass and Gregg Porter spent over 53 hours recording the text, and editing required an…

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Washington celebrating Get out the Disability Vote Week

Washington celebrating Get out the Disability Vote Week

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Monday launched the state’s first Get out the Disability Vote Week to bring attention to accessible voting information and ballots to the disability community and encourage them to participate in the upcoming General Election and learn how a ballot is counted. The state also took note of National Disability Voter Registration Week July 11-15. Twelve county election departments are also participating in the event (Cowlitz, Island, Chelan, Jefferson, Kittitas, Thurston, Pierce, Franklin, Clark,…

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MyVote accessibility upgrade draws applause

MyVote accessibility upgrade draws applause

The Washington State Elections Division is drawing acclaim for accessibility upgrades to the state’s popular online voter information tool called MyVote. Two of the nation’s leading election blogs called attention to the recent re-launch of the portal. Mindy Moretti over at ElectionlineWeekly called it “mobile-friendly, easy-to-use and, importantly, accessible.” She wrote that because the site was “already a pretty comprehensive personalized voter tool, the state didn’t need to expand any functionality and was instead able to focus on improving the…

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State Elections Division launches MyVote upgrade

State Elections Division launches MyVote upgrade

Secretary of State Kim Wyman announces launch of a major upgrade to the state Elections Division’s popular MyVote online service, with an emphasis on accessibility. The new version of MyVote was developed in collaboration with the Statewide Disability Advisory Committee, which includes voters who are blind or have sight impairment; the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library; election experts in Washington and other states; and designers and application developers. Wyman said the resulting product is “mobile-friendly, easy-to-use and accessible. This…

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WSL Updates for November 11, 2010

WSL Updates for November 11, 2010

Volume 6, November 11, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WASHINGTON NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 2) FREE MICROSOFT ONLINE COURSES FOR JOB SEEKERS 3) IMLS ACCESSIBILITY WEB PAGE 4) IF YOU LOVE THEM, LET THEM FLOAT! 5) BUILDING THE DIGITAL BRANCH 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: